In most cases, a photograph is the question that begins the search. Who is this? Or when and where was the picture taken? For this photograph, we know who and where (Lehman children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home) but we are looking for the story behind the photograph. We received a query at the South… Continue reading The Lehman Children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home
I was putting together some information on dating old photographs recently and starting going through my collection of vintage photographs for examples of each type of format. I did not have any examples of cased photographs (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes) in either my personal photos or in the pile of pictures I have accumulated from local antique… Continue reading But eBay Said They Were Daguerreotypes!
Through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers and archivists, utilizing records held at the Archives of St. Joseph County, Indiana, you can now search the Divorce Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana through the SBAGS website. There is appx. 96,196 index records in this database. Dates prior to 1910 are obtained from other records than the actual… Continue reading Saint Joseph County, Indiana Divorce Records Index: 1832 – December 30, 1988 and 1980 – 1987 (Mishawaka)
Our South Bend Area Genealogical Society per protocol does not generally publish members obituaries but we make this exception to honor the life of one of our most respected and valued members, Irvin L (Irv) Morse, who died June 15, 2018, in Mishawaka. Irv’s over 36 years of volunteer work with our Society, both local… Continue reading A Tribute to Irv Morse
Who Do You Think You Are? is back for Season 10! The series that premiered in the US back in 2010 continues to produce fascinating episodes featuring celebs tracing their ancestry and entertaining all us family historians! This season will feature the following: May 28 – Megan Mullally June 4 – Hilary Duff June 11… Continue reading Who Do You Think You Are? Season 10
Found on the SBAGS website, this index is the third in a series of vital statistics indexes of the Mishawaka Enterprise and other local contemporary newspapers. The first index is a hardcover book of the same name, covering 1858-1981. The second index covers 1982-1992 and is currently under construction. The fourth index, covering 2004 to… Continue reading Mishawaka Enterprise Vital Statistics Index
Have you had your DNA tested and are wondering “what do I do now?” Or are you considering dipping your toe into the DNA testing world? Either way, join us at our 20th Annual Spring Conference on Saturday, March 3 to get your questions answered! Richard Hill, author of “Finding Family: My Search for Roots… Continue reading Spring Conference – Finding Family with DNA Testing